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Immigration News Weekly Round up 11 December 2011 | Immigration Matters

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Could David Cameron’s EU veto spell the end of free movement?

Euro sceptics hope that David Cameron’s moves and a new EU inner sanctum could see the UK clawing back powers from Brussels and perhaps opting out of ‘free movement of labour’ deals which has seen mass migration from Eastern Europe.

Fees to be charged for appeals against immigration and asylum refusals from 19 December 2011

The British Ministry of Justice will introduce fee charges for some asylum and immigration appeals from 19 December 2011, the UK Border Agency announced today.

Illegal immigrants find loophole to get in to UK on a Eurostar train from Lille straight into London St Pancras

Want to get into the UK illegally – just hop on a train at Liile. And don’t worry about UK Border Agency passport checks at the port, the extremely helpful Belgian Police will arrest British border staff if they dare to question you.

British curry restaurants getting ‘hot under the collar’ over shortage of trained chefs

Changes to working visas under Tier 2 of the points based system are making it increasingly difficult for British curry restaurants to bring in trained specialist chefs from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

Employers to have access to online checking of Biometric residence permits for workers

The UK Government are to simplify the verification process to enable employers to carry out immigration checks to find out whether foreign nationals have the right to work in Britain, Immigration Minister Damian Green announced today.

More immigrants needed to boost British economy

The Independent reports that UK Chancellor George Osborne’s economic strategy rests on continued high levels of immigration to Britain – in direct contrast to the Conservatives’ policy of cutting net migration down to the “tens of thousands”. Although the public largely support the government’s moves to restrict immigration, certain sectors are still struggling to find staff. For instance, care providers are facing a staffing crisis following a government clampdown on non-EU immigration and changes to Tier 2 work visa rules.

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One Response to “Immigration News Weekly Round up 11 December 2011”
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  1. DR DEREK COLE says :

    Good day,
    Please does the UK still accept marriage by proxy, if you are a Nigeria? As the wedding was conducted in Nigeria 5months back. Please let me know because it was a double proxy marriage.
    Thank You.

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